Thursday, July 27, 2006


Is my other blog getting to nerdy? Who cares, here are some cat legs... Tobias likes thunder storms at the moment, he is like a gothic cat.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


The air is heavy with expectancy. There will no doubt be more thunder storms before the week is out. Like the one that happened while I was trying to have dinner outside this pub. From a horror movie.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

cat snacks

Tobias is so black. He makes my kitchen look like an operating theatre...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

rock action

For an enjoyable part of this Sunday I stood in a very hot field. There was at least 35 minutes of serious rock action.

Friday, July 14, 2006


On Wednesday night I was at the Tiger's Lair (Sports Bar and Cabaret Club) and then later at the BBC Studios to see Emma do a short live session and interview on the Late Licence show. It was a nice change and of course a challenge, shooting in low light, high contrast conditions. Luckily the D100 produces perfectly good results at 800ASA. I was quite happy with these and there are a few more pictures of the evening on my other blog.

Monday, July 10, 2006


Oh look, Picture of France of the Day Week has overspilled into a second week because there are more than 7 pictures. I like this one because it is contrasty and the sky is blue. It was apperitif time with Alexis and Murray in Toulouse.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

toulouse, france

Through a gate, a courtyard in Toulouse, 4L, yellow headlights. Difficult to find more French than this. I guess it is Sunday, so the officially last day of Picture a Day of France Week. But I am sure that there will be more when I get round to picking them.

How do the colours look on this then?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

come on in

Sad, but whoever lived at this house in St Cirq didn't get many visitors.

Friday, July 07, 2006

colour of light

This is spot metering and what it does. The church at St Cirq Lapopie, mid-morning sun streaming through a window and onto the floor.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

the light

You can't take photos without light and down in the Lot Valley it is of such a wonderful quality. This is not a remarkable picture in itself, taken from the bottom of the garden, but it is the combination of place and light that is nice. The question is, would it give more of a feeling of place if I superimposed a picture of a wild boar, a rotting 2CV and a dusty cellar full of mountain bikes and bottles of Cahors red in some kind of crazy composite image?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


One of those grabbed, shooting on the move shots that mainly don't work out. I got lucky this time with my dad walking through a tunnel in Rocamadour. 1/4 second at f10 I think and spot metering that hit on the subject, though I think I was shooting from my side.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


The chap behind the fountain is Leon Gambetta, an interesting fellow by all accounts and a fine figure to feature on the second Picture of France Week picture. Just to his right is the bell tower of College Gambetta (where I went as a youngster), which used to be the university in Cahors (College de Quercy I think) and probably where the great man learned his latin and geography too.

For those who requested, it is Picture of France Week. I will try to post a picture every day this week from my last trip.

Monday, July 03, 2006

work in progress

I shot this in a small back street in Cahors. The house has clearly seen some changes over the centuries, a home is never truly finished... there are always changes to carry out, improvements to make. I wonder at what point it became a good idea to replace the medieval stonework with cinder block though?